In this post, we are going to tell 11 tips and tricks to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Here are 11 tips:-
Avoid added sugars
So many foods we have today, in fact, not just, processed cereals, crackers, sandwich meats, pasta sauces, condiments, all of these things are loaded with sugar and so avoiding processed sugars is key to fighting breast cancer.
And there’s research out there showing that sugar, processed sugar actually does feed cancer cells. So get all processed sugar out of the diet. And I want to also add to this getting rid of refined carbohydrates like white bread products, white pasta, that refined white flour because it turns into sugar within seconds of being in your body.
Start using essential oils. They are a powerful form of plant-based medicine.
Best essential oils for fighting breast cancer include:
- Myrrh essential oil: It actually contains several compounds, one called curzerene which is shown to fight cancer. Even in the clinical study, this was an in vitro study which is shown to have more anticancer benefits than the frankincense oil. What you want to do is take several drops. You want to rub it directly on the breast area and on the neck and lymphatic area as well. Do that three times a day topically, also use with a diffuser.
- Frankincense oil: It contains a compound called alpha-pinene which actually works with the body to naturally reduce stress on the body. Also has really powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Sandalwood essential oil: It contains powerful compounds that when topically used could fight breast cancer.
- Turmeric essential oil: Turmeric is a fast-growing star in the essential oil category. It’s used more in the powder or root form which is fantastic. Getting some turmeric shots or turmeric juice shots are great. It contains a compound called curcumin as well as ar-turmerone both of which have anticancer benefits according to in vitro studies which have been done there as well.
Avoid plastics / EDCs
Did you know that plastics contain different things such as BPAs like bisphenol A and other endocrine disrupting substances that really mess with your body’s hormones? A lot of breast cancer is estrogen-based breast cancer. And so you’ve got to get rid of the products in your life, the natural or the toxic conventional skin care products that leach in your body and cause hormone disruption. The plastic bottles, all of the food additives, the Teflon pans, all of these chemicals are toxic to the body.
So getting rid of those, replacing those with stainless steel containers, glass containers, are much better than plastics. So again, stay away from plastics that really affect different organs in the body that can cause toxins to build up within your system.
Gerson therapy and juicing
Now, the traditional Gerson Therapy included where you spend a lot of time, you drink 11 to 13 glasses of vegetable juice a day and you would also eat juiced beef liver. There’s only one meat product you ate, it was actually beef liver because it’s the highest, it’s the most nutrient-dense organ meat on the planet that had so many benefits and then juicing vegetables.
And that’s really what made up the Gerson diet, is beef liver along with lots of veggie juice. So veggie juice or following Gerson Therapy, do a little bit of chicken liver, getting those high levels of B vitamins, and juice a lot of vegetables. Do it every single day.
But vegetable juices are really taking care of people that are nutritionally bankrupt. If somebody is very low in antioxidants and phytonutrients and vitamins and minerals, veggie juices give your body a high dose of these incredible healing vegetables and herbs and spices on a regular basis. So again, incorporating vegetable juicing, a powerful way to potentially fight breast cancer.
This was founded by Johanna Budwig. She was a German scientist who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. And she found that a lot of us, our cells, it was like our spark plugs in our body were not firing properly. We had so many bad fats in our diet during the time that we needed to get more healthy fats and more probiotics.
So the Budwig protocol is a sulfur-rich meal that is also high in Omega-3s and very high in probiotics. And so she would take a blend of flax oil and something during the time called quark, something like a goat’s milk kefir and mixing those two together or cottage cheese.
And so what you could do for this meal. Buy raw organic goat’s milk kefir. Add a bunch of flax meal to that and eat daily. It will help to transform the health of the digestive tract.
Another big thing you should do for your gut health is to start consuming bone broth daily. Doing the bone broth, all the flax with bone broth as well as doing some of the probiotic-rich foods, another beneficial thing as well.
Proteolytic enzyme therapy
Another thing that a lot of people don’t know about, but this is one of the most cutting edge treatments when it comes to fighting breast cancer nutritionally is doing something called proteolytic enzyme therapy.
Now, proteolytic enzymes are found in certain foods. especially fruit and herbs. We know that bromelain is found in the core of the pineapple. That is a proteolytic enzyme. Papain found in papaya, actinidain found in kiwis, ficin found in figs, and zingerone which is found in ginger root. Take these proteolytic enzymes and they helped reduce inflammation throughout the body and really support tissue repair. So again, proteolytic enzymes, another cutting edge therapy here.
This is advice to help balance out hormones as well as to connect with your maker. I really believe that prayer and meditation can be key to overcoming cancer. A lot of times if we’re talking about breast cancer it’s a mom, a mom in her late 30s or her 40s or 50s and they still have kids at home. They’re so busy and when they get that cancer diagnosis it’s like being a deer in the headlights. It’s a lot of times people become paralyzed, they don’t know what to do, and let me say this, it is so important during this time as well to spend time reducing stress.
For a lot of people, we know especially estrogen-based cancers we know when you get stressed cortisol levels to raise. It imbalances estrogen and progesterone levels and testosterone, these things can all lead to and contribute to cancer. And so prayer and meditation reduce stress, boost our hope in healing. So often people go into their doctors or women with breast cancer and the doctors give them a death sentence. I think it’s the worst thing. What that does neurologically, I believe there are some people who are diagnosed with cancer who never even really had it who died because they believed that they were going to die. They actually take the hope out of patients rather than giving them hope.
So really focusing and meditating on prayer and meditation and doing that every day, reading a personal growth book, reading a bible, focusing and meditating and doing exercises that reduce stress as well, things like any type of exercise is good. Yoga, those types of things can be beneficial as well, but prayer and meditation, the key to fighting cancer.
A single glass of red wine a week, your liver can easily handle that. But let me say this, one of the big things that is connected with breast cancer specifically is when your liver becomes overloaded.
Did you know your liver is one of the chief organs responsible for balancing your hormones and detoxifying excess phytoestrogen? So think about this, if you are drinking out of a plastic bottle and you’ve used pesticides in your food and you’ve been exposed to toxins, well, your liver deals with that, but also if your body has excess estrogen which can be correlated with breast cancer, your liver deals with literally balancing out or cleansing that excess estrogen or x-estrogen based compounds out of your body.
Well, if you’re consuming too much alcohol and overloading your liver, your liver instead is there filtering out alcohol and not able to fully filter out these estrogen-based compounds that are causing cancer or that breast cancer to grow within your body.
Turmeric and curcumin
Turmeric and curcumin, there is tons of great clinical research showing that turmeric and its compound, its main active compound, curcumin, have anticancer properties. In fact, I would say the number of studies on turmeric is over a thousand on fighting breast cancer.
It’s really significant as well and so I recommend a thousand milligrams three times a day of turmeric and curcumin. You can take that in a powder form, you can do it as a tea or it’s great to do juice as well. Turmeric and curcumin, some of the most powerful compounds when it comes to fighting cancer.
Also, I’d throw a few other herbs out there as well. Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha could be potentially powerful as well. Holy basil is a great herb. Ginger another great herb there as well with anticancer properties.
There are studies showing that getting more Vitamin D, or having low Vitamin D levels make someone susceptible to breast cancer. By boosting those levels could help you fight breast cancer.
I’d recommend 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D every single day or the best yet, take some time, even if you have to travel extra vacation time, get more direct sunlight. Getting direct sunlight is a great anticancer remedy.
Medicinal mushroom such as cordyceps, reishi mushroom, shiitake, maitake, turkey tail. Those are some of the most powerful forms of medicinal mushrooms.
These beneficial fungi were to activate and strengthen the immune system which goes and gobble up and actually kills off cancer cells there as well.